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Treue Der Union Monument

Comfort, TX 78013, USA

The oldest Civil War monument in Texas (dedicated August 10, 1866), this limestone obelisk is inscribed with the names of the thirty-six men captured and killed in the Battle of the Nueces, in Kinney County, on August 10, 1862. The battle and ensuing pursuit were initiated when Confederate forces attacked a group of Hill County Union sympathizers, mostly German immigrants, who were trying to make their way to Mexico rather than fight against their adopted homeland. The memorial is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, is a Texas State Historical Landmark, and a Texas State Archaeological Landmark. The Comfort Heritage Foundation Archives are open Tuesdays only, from 9:00 - 12:00. Please feel free to stop by or call for more information on the Nueces Battle and Massacre and the Treue der Union Monument.

 

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Directions

The town of Comfort is approximately 40 miles northwest of San Antonio, just off I-10. Proceed through Comfort on State Highway 27 west, toward the towns of Center Point and Kerrville.Turn right at the intersection of High Street and Highway 27 and proceed 1.5 blocks west. The monument is on the left.

Visitor Services

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Regular Events

Ceremonies on major anniversaries.

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Admission Fee

Free parking and admission.

Hours

24/7

Phone

830-995-2641(9:00 A.M. - Noon on Tuesday) (Anne's number 830-995-4573)

Website

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